Friday, July 2, 2010

My mother talks about days like this...

...when you walk into the charity shop... ..and someone with the same taste as you...
...but more money...
...has donated an entire collection of things...
... that you've always wanted!
It's not finished yet!
Phew - this is the last one.
But just to keep up the Cath Kidston theme, I found Stanley in another CS:
To round off the day's charity shopping, here's a lovely sampler mug:
Like me and my mum, you may be wondering who on earth would give away all these lovely books... Or, like my dad, you might be wondering how I'm going to get them back to southern France. Don't worry about that - I have porters!

Load them down with books to donate to a charity shop...
and pay them with extra time on the Nintendo DS - it works!
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All is going well in Edinburgh - thanks so much for your messages. My mum is very tired but loving having the boys here.

33 comments:

Maria said...

No way ! i can not believe all those books ! I am so jelous, if you have time could you do a quick review on the first three as i have had my eye on them !

Lalabibaby said...

Wow what a deal Floss ... some people do seem to have more money than sense but at least the CS has benefited and you will too now. Have a lovely weekend and don't work those porters too hard!

Sonja said...

Wow! You had a most excellent excursion! Love the photo of the boys biding their time. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hen said...

Well done Floss, a hoard of fabby books! Have a lovely break with your parents.
Hen x

Lorrie said...

What a lovely find. I'm glad things are going well for you. Thinking of your mom.

Itch2stitch.com said...

How many! Phew! That a lot of books. I have been thinking of your Mum, I am glad that she is enjoying having the boys there, it must be lovely for her. Suzie xxx

Val said...

Unbelievable! I wish I could find such fantastic offerings - I am three months into my Ultimate Challenge but I have found a new summer wardrobe ..... BUT I am drooling over your books. I know I should not covert :0)
Blessings, Val <><

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Now that's what I call a haul, I feel some charity shop shopping coming on! You'll have enough to read and browse all summer long which will keep you on track with the Challenge so I see that little lot as too good to pass up!

Della said...

That's wonderful, Floss! You will love Bazaar Style, the colors are heavenly! Happy reading!

VintageVicki said...

Wow - what a haul - don't you just love those that donate great stuff to CS's :)

Well done those boys - amazing the power of the DS ;)

Sherri B. said...

Wow! What a load of books, I would be thrilled also if I found them...actually I would think I was dreaming. Have a good visit. I must have missed your last post as I did not know you were leaving. You all are in my prayers.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice stash of books. :)
I'm sure your parents are really enjoying you and your sons being there.
Have a great weekend.

Serenata said...

Goodness Floss, what an amazing collection of books. I am so glad you found them, can't think of anyone nicer to give them a good home :-)

So glad your boys are with you and your parents as well, how lovely for them both.

Hoping you have a lovely weekend.

Lululiz said...

Beat me how anybody could give such a wonderful collection of books away. Girl, that was one heck of a fantastic find!

I am so glad your mum is enjoying the boys' visit. Do wish your parents well from me. xx

LittleGem said...

wow Floss! well done you for finding such a brilliant stash of gorgeous books! hope you enjoy browsing them! have a lovely weeekend xx

marigold jam said...

Lucky, lucky you!

Rebecca S. said...

Now that is a good day at the charity shop! Every once in a while that happens to me, too. At our Canada Day celebrations yesterday, I spotted a Boy Scouts booth, and lo and behold, there was one of those blanket ponchos covered in badges like the one featured on your blog a while ago. I had to take a couple of pictures of it. And I thought of you and your mum and dad and wished you all well.

twiggypeasticks said...

How fantastic !!
Twiggy x

sharie said...

Thank goodness you bought the lot! otherwise the thought of the ones you left behind would haunt you forever...

Sarah said...

I didn't know you were making the trip home, must have missed a post somewhere sorry. It's nice you took the boys with you to see their grandmother, best medicine you could give. I don't need to say have a lovely time because clearly you are! Love your new books sooo much esp that vintage fabric one. Lucky you. Love to your parents xx

silverpebble said...

Wowee - what treasure! So pleased for you.

Lyn said...

Oh lucky, lucky you! they are a find.
Love
Lyn
xxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Wow! That is an amazing collection of books to find in just one charity shop!!!!!!!
POATS was most definitely on your shopping trip with you today :-)
I am delighted you've found all these goodies that you wanted for so long.
Happy reading & dreaming!
Denise x

Josie-Mary said...

wow what fantastic finds!!!! How lucky you have porters!!! Enjoy your break x

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Wow, are you sure your Mum isn't sending someone ahead to 'plant' them for you!!! Hope Mum is ok. Betty xxx

LissyLou said...

so so lucky!!!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! You'll remember that cs trip for a very long time! You may even tell your grandchildren about it! xx

harmony and rosie said...

How lucky you are, the books look in perfect condition too. So glad you're with your Mum and she's getting joy from you all. Keep well, cherish this time! xx

Autumn Mist said...

Wow, those books look fantastic. Never anything like that round here, but I am ever hopeful.

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

HAPPY ~COZY~ FOURTH OF JULY from the USA today!!!

Ticking stripes said...

Glad you're having a good time. I have several of these - your only problem becomes which style to adopt or whether to go for your own mix of all of them - which is what I do!

periwinkle said...

wow, those are some awesome finds - love the chest on your previous post too

Pom Pom said...

Your boys are so cute. I love the way they are so unaware of the camera. Good book packing kids, I say.